IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1709: Crusade Memory and Remembrance: New Perspectives

Thursday 4 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Megan Cassidy-Welch, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:William Purkis, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Paper 1709-aRemembrance and War: The Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora in Lisbon as a Site of Battlefield Tourism
(Language: English)
Megan Cassidy-Welch, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Crusades, Monasticism
Paper 1709-bThe Lectionary of Longpré-les-Corps and the Memory of 1204: Narrating the Fourth Crusade through Liturgy and Object
(Language: English)
Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Index terms: Crusades, Liturgy
Paper 1709-cPlaying at Crusading: The jeu of St Nicholas
(Language: English)
Sarah Lambert, Department of Historical & Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama

Recent work in crusading studies has begun to explore the aftermath of these conflicts and the ways in which crusaders and crusading were remembered in familial, regional, and cross-cultural contexts. The papers in this session explore and extend this new scholarly interest in remembrance in a variety of ways. The papers analyse modes of formal commemoration, the material culture of memory, and the performance of remembrance in theatrical settings to demonstrate the importance of crusading in the construction of medieval remembrance, and the importance of memory in the construction of ideas about the crusades.